Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE LIGHT RAIL FIXATION

The findings of this report have implications for value capture strategies that attempt to harness property value increases near transit to help offset the costs of transit investments, or to help finance other needed improvements along transit corridors. Due to the uneven nature of development patterns near transit and the need for strategic investments, the study suggests a corridor-level approach to value capture may be very useful because value created in a strong market locations can help fund needed improvements and enable development elsewhere in the corridor.

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SAFE? WHO'S UNSAFE?

DART Averages 3 Crashes a Day

Bus driver behind the wheel during a fatal wreck in New York speaks out

You think Sandi Day was traumatized?

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2028764.shtml?cat=566

Roundup of LaHood's visit to Portland

http://bikeportland.org/2011/03/22/roundup-of-lahoods-visit-to-portland-50035

MAX FAQs

Manual blocks and reverse traffic

Anti-lightrail Ads on Trimet Now?

http://www.oandc.com/media/entries/anti-lightrail-ads-trimet-now

STABBING ON MAX

TriMet : Stabbing Delays MAX Trains-KPTV
Stabbing reported on downtown MAX train-KATU

GREAT TRIMET STORIES

Only authorized members can view this video

http://trimetbusdispatch.blogspot.com/2011/03/great-trimet-stories.html

An Intro. to a Resource-Based Economy [ TEDx - Peter Joseph ]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mkRFCtl2MI

Our buddy John Charles discusses light rail on Fox News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx9tJpBcWcE&feature=player_embedded

Trimet's bad faith offer

Alan Eisenberg

PORTLAND (not Trimet?) GETS MORE FEDERAL $$$$$$$$$$$!!!

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood also announced that Portland would receive another $10.2 million in federal transit system grants. The grants will supply buses and light-rail trains for the area.

“President Obama’s vision for winning the future by out-building and out-innovating the rest of the world is coming to life right here in Portland,” LaHood said. “The Department of Transportation’s ... grant award will reduce congestion, provide new pedestrian and bicycle opportunities, and provide streetcar service that will encourage economic development and connect residents with the city’s central business district.”

Very Strange statement, but the keywords are ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Not provide transit that people need. Is there any actual evidence that there is real economic development happening as a result of all this? I don't see it, we still have one of the highest rates of unemployment in the country and more people on food stamps per capita.

Federal Transit Authority says face it: We're getting fatter, so Portland buses may get tighter

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2011/03/federal_transit_authority_says.html

A sharp-eyed TriMet bus operator apparently prevented a person from jumping off the Steel Bridge this morning.

http://portlandafoot.org/2011/03/trimet-always-looking-out-for-you/

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/03/trimet_bus_driver_helps_save_w.html

A Brief History of the United States

Manufacturing jobs began flowing to Asia, first a trickle and then a torrent. Americans didn’t pay attention, not knowing exactly where Asia was. Anyway, those foreigners were comic little people with squinty eyes and ate with sticks. Who could take them seriously?
FRED REED HERE!

An Interview with Martín González from TriMet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqevkp1Cias

Trimet linea west chido

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLbd5ac0FqA

cyclotram

http://cyclotram.blogspot.com/2011/03/untitled-5th-oak.html

I would like to help clean up the transit venues in the Portland metro

http://getsatisfaction.com/foursquare/topics/trimet_in_portland_or

HOPE YOU DIDN'T GO TO THIS

Major transparency win at Supreme Court

http://pogo.ly/aBWPof

Bradley Manning Freedom Rally Portland Jail Cell direct action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt5a3uvD80U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuJqoLvFFWo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0DFyZ32mbw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP4F6J_iqpA